Gwyneth Paltrow’s Oscars dress was picked for its ”supreme elegance, grace and royalty”.
The ‘Contagion’ star only saw one dress – a sleek white off the shoulder Tom Ford creation complete with cape – and had one fitting for this year’s ceremony, and her stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman, said she knew straight away it would be perfect for her when she saw it.
Elizabeth told Goop.com: ”This dress screamed Oscars to me. It simply was ‘the one.’ The dress was composed of all the elements that I look out for for Gwyneth: supreme elegance, grace, royalty, extreme modern luxury, simplicity without lacking intense skill and risk. It had a positive edginess to it as well.”
Elizabeth says always considers her clients above the clothes she puts them in, and admitted she has to sometimes strike a balance between designer and her client.
She added: ”You have to think about the person, their body, their confidence, their colouring, their wishes, their needs and what will be successful for them.
”Getting the right celebrity in the right dress can mean huge, and I mean monumental, publicity for a designer as well as the client.
”It’s about being honest with the designers and the other people involved, listening to what they’re hoping for, and striking a compromise between their vision and the client’s needs.”
Gwyneth said her dress was inspired in part by former US first lady Jackie Kennedy.
She said: ”I tried on one dress. That was the dress and I thought, ‘it’s a little different but it’s sort of a throwback.
”I saw a pic of Jackie O in a white dress with a cape and it’s been a while since anyone’s worn a cape, frankly, except for Superman.”